MOB vs LEP Dream11 Prediction: Borussia Monchengladbach welcome RB Leipzig to the Borussia-Park for the sixth game of the Bundesliga season. Gladbach will go into this game with renewed confidence after their midweek result where they almost beat Real Madrid until they conceded in the final minute to draw 2-2. The same can not be said for their opponents who despite a very strong start to the season, succumbed to a 5-0 defeat against Manchester United. But both sides are in excellent form and have only lost one game each this season. However, Gladbach has played out a few draws that in retrospect, they should have won whereas RB Leipzig has won all their Bundesliga games, except for a 1-1 draw against Leverkusen.
Borussia Monchengladbach vs Red Bull Leipzig, Bundesliga
31 October, 11 pm (IST)
MOB – DWDDW
LEP – LWWWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 meetings have been rather one-sided with RB Leipzig winning 4 out of 5 fixtures with the fifth one being a draw.
Last meeting: RB Leipzig 2-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
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A) Borussia Monchengladbach Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Dennis Zakaria remains sidelined which will be a huge miss for Gladbach. Andreas Poulsen will also miss the game with a shoulder injury.
Doubtful starters: Marco Rose has confirmed that Jordan Beyer and Valentino Lazaro are back in training but are more likely to miss out than start the game.
Expected changes: After an impressive performance against Real Madrid, Marco Rose will be tempted to name the same side. Lars Stindl is expected to start behind Alassane Plea and Marcus Thurman who got two assists and two goals respectively against Real. The same backline should start, in Stefan Lainer, Matthias Ginter, Nico Elvedi and Ramy Bensebaini. Florian Neuhaus and Jonas Hoffmann returned to the lineup against Real Madrid after getting rested against Mainz.
MOB Playing 11 (probable):
Yann Sommer (GK)
B) RB Leipzig Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: RB Leipzig’s injury woes continue with Amadou Haidara, Fabrice Hartmann, Konrad Laimer, Lukas Klostermann and Nordi Mukiele all missing out with injuries.
Doubtful: Julian Nagelsmann does not have any doubtful players to worry about for in MOB vs LEP Dream11 Team Prediction.
Expected changes: Despite the humiliating defeat in the Champions League, Nagelsmann should have more or less the same lineup. Ibrahima Konate will come in to replace Lukas Klostermann and Benjamin Henrichs should continue to replace Nordi Mukiele. Marcel Sabitzer only started on the bench against Manchester United but should return to the lineup alongside midfielders Christopher Nkunku and Kevin Kampl. Yussuf Poulsen’s poor display may pave the way for Alexander Sorloth to start in between Emil Forsberg and Daniel Olmo.
LEP Playing 11 (probable):
Peter Gulacsi (GK)
PaddyPower and Betway are offering similar odds with a Borussia Monchengladbach win placed at 2.88 and 2.90 respectively and they have also given RB Leipzig the better odds with a win at 2.20 and 2.25 respectively. RB Leipzig has the better odds and no doubt walk into this game as the favourites sitting atop the Bundesliga table but it will not be a straightforward game. The results in the Champions League has changed the dynamics of this game. Another point to be noted is that this is Leipzig’s second consecutive away game with an injury-ridden squad whereas this is Gladbach’s second consecutive home game. An exciting contest is expected in MOB vs LEP Today Match Prediction
MOB vs LEP Dream11 Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Borussia Monchengladbach –
Jonas Hoffmann – Arguably Gladbach’s best player this season, Jonas Hoffmann has 3 goals and 4 assists in 6 starts. He seems like a different player this season and is just 3 goals and 1 assist away from reaching his last season’s tally. With 15 key passes and 19 chances created, Hoffmann will be an essential part of Gladbach’s plans this season.
Lars Stindl – Lars Stindl has had a good start to the season with 2 goals in 5 starts for Gladbach. While that may not sound like a lot, his minutes per goal ratio is far more impressive at 170 minutes. He also has an 89% pass completion rate and has 9 key passes, 9 chances created and 6 shots on target, averaging one every 57 minutes.
Marcus Thurman – The man of the match against Real Madrid, Marcus Thurman scored 2 goals in their 2-2 draw in midweek. He will look to replicate the same form in the Bundesliga where he has 1 goal in 3 starts. He will look to convert his brace into a good run of form starting against Leipzig.
Red Bull Leipzig –
Emil Forsberg – Forsberg is one of Leipzig’s most important players and has 2 goals and an assist in 5 starts this season. He also has 5 key passes and has created 6 chances in the Bundesliga this season. He also has a goal contribution every 113 minutes of football in the league.
Angelino – With 4 goals in 7 starts from left-wig-back, Angelino has been excellent for RB Leipzig this season. He has also created 15 chances and provided 15 assists so far whilst whipping in 8 accurate crosses. He also has a great shot conversion rate with him converting 4 of his 7 shots on target.
Daniel Olmo – Olmo seems to have settled well into his role at Leipzig with 3 assists in starts in the Bundesliga this season. He is yet to get off the mark in terms of goals but that doesn’t seem too far off as he already has 5 shots on target with a shot on target rate of 62%.
Differential picks –
Alassane Plea – Alassane Plea has been in excellent form with a goal and 3 assists in his last 4 games. He has 7 key passes and 9 chances created this season and have a shot on target rate of 100%. He also succeeds 80% of his attempted dribbles which will come in handy against RB Leipzig.
Christopher Nkunku – Leipzig’s creator in midfield, Nkunku has 2 assists in 5 starts this season but his numbers are far more impressive. He has provided 20 key passes and created 22 chances this season, along with a pass accuracy of 87%. He also succeeds 75% of his dribbles and has whipped in an impressive 13 accurate crosses this season.